The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 03, 1975, Page page 10, Image 10

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chemistry for health sciences
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An attempt to make physics arid chemistry
classes more applicable to a student's major is
being initiated by Robert Fuller, professor of
physics, through a $65,000 grant from the
National Science Foundation.
Fuller said the project would be aimed at
students in the biosciences, particularly those in
pre-med, nursing and physical therapy.
With the present curriculum, Fuller said, these
students end up studying the workings of truck
and rockets, since physics courses were originally
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Robert Fuller, UNL physics professor
desiened for engineers.
Health professions
Fuller's project is designed to enable the
students to study the principles of physics that
apply to the health professions.
The program will be run by a core group of
three professors based at UNL. Fuller will serve
as director, and an executive editor and an
editorial assistant will be chosen from university
and community college professors who would
take a leave of absence from their college to
come to UNL.
A national steering committee of professors
experienced in writing physical science units for
bioscience students will supervise the project,
Fuller said.
The project will be based on small units of
study called modules. Each module will be a
complete unit of study on one area of interest to
bioscience students. Fuller said he envisions each
unit consisting of classroom and lab work.
Solicited modules
The steering committee will solicit modules
from university professors around the country,
Fuller said.
Fuller said many college professors are now
writing their own units to suppliment their
textbooks, but that these units don't ever get
outside their classroom.
According to Fuller, the submitting of
modules to the program would give college
professors an alternative to publication that has
real educational value, and that could increase
their prestige in the eyes of their college
The members of the steering committee will
test the modules on their students and get
immediate feedback about their effectiveness,
Fuller said.
Once the modules have been tested and
accepted, the grant provides for 3,000 copies of
each module to be distributed to universities and
colleges around the country, he said.
The program will begin September 1975 and
continue into August 1976.
Utility bill
Editor's note: , With rising
rates for living in residence
halls next fall, some UNL
students may be making the
move to apartments this
summer or next fall. For this
reason, a Daily Nebraska
reporter compiled the
following information cn the
billing procedures of Lincoln
utilitiy companies.
By Marian Lucas
Lincoln utility companies
have diverse procedures for
customer billing that they say
profit and protect the
According to Harold Kokes,
service representative for the
Lincoln Telephone and
Telegraph Company (LT&T),
telephone customers pay a $25
minimum deposit upon
installation before a credit
rating with the company is
established. Kokes said after
one year if a good rating is
secured, the deposit will be
returned with 6 per' cent
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Students can waive this
deposit if student
identification is presented
along with a home address.
Advance charge
Kokes said in addition to
the advance deposit, charges
for local service are made one
month in advance so that
LT&T always will have the
basic rates as payment in case a
customer disappears.
LT&T bills once each
month with each customer
assigned a number in a specific
billing period. Since charges to
connect phones are included in
the first bill, two months' rates
will be imposed on the first
statement, making all long
distance charges one month
Kokes said that even though
LT&T calculates its bills by
computer, mistakes are made.
He stated that after a customer
claims a mistake, Toll
Investigation, a division of
Lincoln Telephone Company,
will call the numbers on the
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auxiliary statement to see if
the customer made the alleged
Electric service deposit
Lincoln Electric Company
also requires a deposit from
new customers according to
Larry Cluck, a representative
of the firm. This deposit,
payable on request of service
and refunded when service is
ended, functions as a
protection for the firm.
Cluck said meters are read
every month from the time a
party moves in and applies for
service. He added that the
amount of consumption is
determined by subtracting the
previously billed amount from
the present reading.
Cengas, Gas Energy Division
of the Central Telephone and
Utilities Companies, uses a
more involved billing system.
Computer calculation
Dick Sievers, Lincoln
division commercial manager,
said meter readings of natural
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underground pipes are taken
every other month. He added
that during interim billing, two
elements, summer base, the
amount of gas for nonhealing
purposes and degree-day, the
amount of cold weather in
degrees that the heating
industry determines to
necessitate artificial heating,
arc considered when
calculating the amount of that
month's statement by a
Sievers claimed that in case
the computer overestimates
during interim billing due to a
warm or cold spell, the next
'statement will average out the
IJke most firms, all three
companies give their customers
from 10 to 14 days grace in
paying bills. After this period a
friendly reminder is sent. If
there still is no response from
the party, companies can
legally stop service.
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daily nebraskan
thursday, april 3, 1975